Firm, structured wine which at present tastes young and rather unfocused. It is certainly rich and should develop well. The wood element is dominant at the end, but the fruit should come through to sustain it. The wine needs aging.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.